Free vending machines to help homeless in England

In England, nonprofit charity Action Hunger is hoping to alleviate poverty and hunger for the homeless with its new vending machines that offer fresh...

FibreTuff launches manufacturing of biomaterials for 3D printing

In Ohio, FiberTuff launched compounding operations to manufacture cellulose based biomaterial for the 3D printing and molding of Class I and II medical devices...

LANXESS launches new prepolymer for polyurethane cast elastomers

In Germany, specialty chemicals company, LANXESS, developed Vibrathane 7085, a new, polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers. It has MDI end groups (methylene diphenyl...

Search for a better ice cream cone yields edible jackfruit plate

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology in Tamil Nadu have developed edible dinner plates using jackfruit waste. Most of the...

Pay the fine or face some time – Hefty penalties for using plastic bags...

In Kenya, the government introduced a new law that fines people up to $40,000 and possibly four years in prison for making, selling or...

Soy based shoes get USDA biobased product label

In Georgia, family-owned company, Okabashi, earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for their sustainable shoes. Okabashi’s Buford, Georgia factory...

Stora Enso Sells Subsidiary, Formeca, to Amitec

In Finland, renewable biomaterial packaging and construction company Stora Enso is selling its subsidiary that focuses on automated packaging machinery, Formeca, to Amitec also...

Biobased adhesive gel could repair eyes without surgery

In Massachusetts, a new technology, called GelCORE (gel for corneal regeneration), could one day reduce the need for surgery to repair injuries to the...

Gingko Bioworks Sees Peach Scents Now, Self-Copying iPhones in the Future

In Massachusetts, Gingko Bioworks is seeing the future of programming biology as going beyond its current manufacturing of scents and flavors and someday programming...

Biomaterial Busts Out Micro-Pollutants Faster Than Others

In the United Kingdom, CustoMem developed a new granular absorbent that can bind and remove a variety of micro-pollutants which are usually very tough...

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